Each time when i requesting sim to eat food and drink beverage, they always eat and drink over 1 hrs. That make my sims less time to perform any activities.
Did development team can release a update patch to decrease their eating drinking time soon?
Yeah my sim just sits there and stares off into space with a stupid grin on it's face while she's late for work. it was slow before now it's a gigantic time vampire as it takes an hour to an hour and a half to eat a meal.
March - last edited March
It's March 2019 and this is still my biggest issue with this game. It's really off putting when your sim gets home from work and you want them to do stuff but they need to eat and bathe and by the time they've done all that it's too late to do anything else because it's bedtime. The amount of time they take to do anything is one of the reasons why my main sim never has a job, I just can't be bothered sitting there watching them take over an hour to eat their food.
March - last edited March
Unfortunately, the game works in this way thanks to EA design. The time devoted to eating is similar to real time in real life. It was probably supposed to be time spent socializing with other sims. Common conversations and so on...
Unfortunately, this is annoying, because the sim to get breakfast before work or school must get up an hour earlier .100 percent of players have the same problem with me including. Well, we have to adapt to it somehow, because probably there is no chance that it would be corrected.
@rusaIochka, while this won't speed up the time spent eating, I have a suggestion: have a Sim eat while watching TV so they get their fun up as well as their hunger! And if there is more than one person in the house, have them to the same and make sure they talk while eating and watching TV, so their social goes up as well. And if they watch the Cooking Channel (teen and older) will also learn cooking at the same time! (Not to mention the better relationships they should gain by talking to others!) That is 5 areas that can be improved all at the same time! In many of my houses I put a TV in the dining room!
My one sim took over three hours to eat while talking to her sister while watching TV. Food is pretty much cold by then.
Also food goes bad too quickly. And why does water go bad?
Also, can they fix hungry sims who grill but don't eat what they grilled, they will then go and cook or get food from the fridge.
Lastly, the computer, chess board and grill loop when you return to your inactive sims needs to stop. If they are asleep and you leave the house you will return to sims energy in the red and they are on the computer. Who wakes up from dead of sleep to use the computer?
Just some tweaking to behaviors and time to do things.
Either speed up eating or slow down the clock.
@troshalom, in real life water left out will get dust in it and eventually will loose some of its oxygen content. Not to mention water from the tap needs to have a chlorine residual to ensure that no microbes will live if the water lines that bring you your water have a tiny cracks in it. Eventually that chlorine residual will drop if the water is left out exposed for too long! That little bit of chlorine keeps you from getting infected by giardia or cryptosporidia! Trust me, you do not want those infections!!! But, pretty much everything will fall, decay, or spoil -- its all part of entropy! But even without the technical info, the dust alone will cause water in real life to not be fresh!
But I agree that eating in the Sims can take way too long. Its one thing for formal meal to be long, but no one in the real world eats a bowl of mac n' cheese over 3 hours!
And one of my pet peeves is also having one Sim leave the house while other Sims are at home... even if you put them on the "take care of needs" option, they rarely actually take care of their needs! I wish we could queue up all the activities they need to do and while the one Sim is gone they would do those activities and then stay in bed! I agree with you especially with kids in school on a school night. Using the computer at 3:00 am when they still need to sleep, eat, and do their homework!?! It's crazy!